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Cocoa Cola Cake Recipe

Cocoa Cola Cake Recipe

"I love this tender cake because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it mixes up in a jiffy," relates Ellen Champagne of New Orleans, Louisiana. "The rich fudge frosting is easy to prepare, and the chopped pecans add nice crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup cola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup cola
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in marshmallows.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, for frosting, combine cocoa and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Stir in cola until blended. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in pecans. Spread over cake. Let stand for 20 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 479 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 363 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.